23 April 2009

GT's Whole Wheat Banana Bread

This recipe for banana bread came from a forumite on a running forum and it's going in my recipe spreadsheet.

While this recipe uses all whole wheat, the texture as dense as you'd expect.

I just deleted a sentence explaining the subtle nuances of the whole wheat coupled with a bit of nutmeg and how it compliments the banana flavor because it sounded strained, so just make the recipe because I said so and because you'll like it. :GT:

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GT's Whole Wheat Banana Bread


3/4 c plus 2 tbsp sugar
1.5 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 large egg, beaten
3 smashed over-ripe Banana (me: mixed with 1 tsp lemon juice)
1/4 C melted butter
2 tbsp. milk
Optional: chopped toasted walnuts, maybe like 1/2 cup

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan and set aside. Whisk dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl; add to dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Note from recipe concerning thickness of batter: It's thick but it's supposed to be; you won't complain.

  2. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for about an hour or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out cleanish. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing banana bread and letting cool on a wire rack.



  1. banana bread, such a classic, i could go for some as a mid-morning snack... :)

  2. oh that banana bread looks dense and so rustic!

  3. Banana bread is a new one for me! Looks really yummy too..gearing up with recipes for the hot summer days
    hopefully ahead!

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